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  • Poverty in Scotland 2016 by Child Poverty Action Group
    Poverty in Scotland 2016 (Paperback) Child Poverty Action Group

    This latest edition in the now well-established Poverty in Scotland series provides an indispensable and authoritative overview of the poverty and anti-poverty policies that form the context for a newly elected Scottish Parliament set to enjoy significant new powers.

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  • Injustice by Danny Dorling
    Injustice (English, Paperback) Danny Dorling

    We are living in the most remarkable and dangerous times. Globally, the richest 1% have never held a greater share of world wealth, while the share of most of the other 99% has collapsed in the last five years. In this fully rewritten and updated edition of Injustice, Dorling offers hope of a more equal society.

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  • Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen
    Development as Freedom (English, Paperback) Amartya Sen

    This title is a synthesis of the thought of economist Amartya Sen, who views economic development as a means to extending freedoms rather than an end in itself. By widening his outlook to include poverty, tyranny, lack of opportunity, individual rights, and political structures, Professor Sen provides a useful overview of the development process.

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  • Angel Meadow by Dean Kirby
    Angel Meadow (English, Paperback) Dean Kirby

    This is the first published history of Angel Meadow, a notorious Manchester slum. Angel Meadow has frequently appeared in the news in recent years, after archaeologists dug up the site in 2011.

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  • The New Poverty by Stephen Armstrong
    The New Poverty (English, Paperback) Stephen Armstrong

    We are living in an age with unprecedented levels of poverty. Who are the new poor? And what can we do about it?

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  • Hired by James Bloodworth
    Hired (English, Paperback) James Bloodworth

    A compelling and ground-breaking piece of narrative journalism that gets right to the heart of divided Britain and its dysfunctional jobs climate.

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  • Race and the Undeserving Poor by Robbie Shilliam
    Race and the Undeserving Poor (English, Paperback) Robbie Shilliam

    A major new work that charts the historical development of a postcolonial settlement that has given rise to a racialized distintion between the "deserving" and "undeserving" poor, the latest incarnation of which is a distinction between a deserving, neglected white working class and "others" who are undeserving, not indigenous, and not white.

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  • Life at the Bottom by Theodore Dalrymple
    Life at the Bottom (English, Paperback) Theodore Dalrymple

    A searing account of life in the underclass and why it persists as it does, written by a British psychiatrist.

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  • Beginning to End Hunger by M. Jahi Chappell
    Beginning to End Hunger (English, Paperback) M. Jahi Chappell

    Beginning to End Hunger presents the story of Belo Horizonte, home to 2.5 million people and the site of one of the world's most successful food security programs. Since its Municipal Secretariat of Food and Nutritional Security was founded in 1993, Belo Horizonte has sharply reduced malnutrition, leading it to serve as an inspiration for Brazil's renowned Zero Hunger programs. The secretariat's...

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  • Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion by John H. Pierson
    Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion (English, Paperback) John H. Pierson

    Earlier editions published as: Tackling social exclusion.

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  • The Solidarities of Strangers by Lynn Hollen Lees
    The Solidarities of Strangers (English, Paperback) Lynn Hollen Lees

    A study of English policies toward the poor from the 1600s to the present, showing how clients and officials negotiated welfare settlements.

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  • Poor Economics by Abhijit Banerjee
    Poor Economics (English, Paperback) Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo

    Why would a man in Morocco who doesn't have enough to eat buy a television? Why do the poorest people in India spend 7 percent of their food budget on sugar? This book overturns the myths about what it is like to live on very little, revealing the unexpected decisions that millions of people make every day.

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  • London Labour and the London Poor by Henry Mayhew
    London Labour and the London Poor (English, Paperback) Henry Mayhew

    This groundbreaking investigation into the lives of London's underclass was undertaken by Henry Mayhew in the 1850s. His interviews with street traders, beggars, and thieves results in a work as vivid as a Victorian novel. This new selection includes original illustrations and an illluminating introduction and notes.

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  • Homelessness, Housing, and Mental Illness by Russell K. Schutt
    Homelessness, Housing, and Mental Illness (English, Hardback) Russell K. Schutt, Stephen M. Goldfinger

    Humans are social animals and, in general, don't thrive in isolated environments. Homeless people, many of whom suffer from serious mental illnesses, often live socially isolated on the streets or in shelters. This title assesses how well these people do when attempts are made to reduce their social isolation and integrate them into the community.

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  • Against Charity by Julie Wark
    Against Charity (English, Paperback) Julie Wark, Daniel Raventos

    A demand for justice and rejection of the philanthrocapitalism of charitable giving.

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  • Portfolios of the Poor by Daryl Collins
    Portfolios of the Poor (English, Paperback) Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch

    Explains how the poor find solutions to their everyday financial problems by conducting year-long interviews with impoverished villagers and slum dwellers in Bangladesh, India, and South Africa - records that track penny by penny how specific households manage their money.

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  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
    Behind the Beautiful Forevers (English, Paperback) Katherine Boo

    A landmark debut from a Pulitzer-winning New Yorker journalist: if Dickens were alive today, this is the book he might have written about India

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  • Class Dismissed by John Marsh
    Class Dismissed (English, Paperback) John Marsh

    In Class Dismissed, John Marsh debunks a myth cherished by journalists, politicians, and economists: that growing poverty and inequality in the United States can be solved through education. Using sophisticated analysis combined with personal experience in the classroom, Marsh not only shows that education has little impact on poverty and inequality, but that our mistaken beliefs actively shape...

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  • Breadline Britain by Stewart Lansley
    Breadline Britain (English, Paperback) Stewart Lansley, Joanna Mack

    Over the last thirty years national income doubled. So has poverty. Where did it all go wrong?

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  • All That Is Solid by Danny Dorling
    All That Is Solid (English, Paperback) Danny Dorling

    Looks at the UK's dangerous relationship with housing - and how it's all going to come crashing down. In this book, this book argues that housing is the defining issue of our times.

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